The fascination of flowers is universal and reaches back into unrecorded history. Around their beauty and frailty has accumulated literature, medicinal use and legends and fable. This new guide book, strikingly illustrated by the author's photographs, comprises botanical description, medicinal background, and myths from classical, English, and, for the first time, Welsh history. For the armchair naturalist, or for use in the field, this herbal will be indispensable.
Jocelyne Lawton has photographed and studied the flora of Wales for many years.